Arxiv rejected the Lugano paper because it was riddled with problems, not because the PTB, MIB, or The Man are blocking progress to save the oil/electric companies (or whatever).
Baah!!! Arxiv didn't even bother to read it, only put in on hold, covering their eyes going bah bah bah - hoping it would disappear... The reason for this was hardly MIBs or whatever, but simply critique from their bosses (since they allowed the first report) at the coffee machine and mild threats of reduced funding next year... As it always goes in academics. Nothing new, simple logic. No need to bring on the PTB arguments here.